September 18, 2014
Obituaries

Hattie L. Shope
Hattie L. Shope, 93, of Franklin, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014.  Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Andy and Sarah McDowell Woods. In addition to her parents, she was pre...
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Steven Jarrett “Steve” Tillery
Steven Jarrett “Steve” Tillery, 80, of Highlands, died July 16, 2014. Visitation was held at 11:30 a.m., Monday, July 21, in the Chapel of Marietta First Baptist Church, Marietta, Ga. Memorial serv...
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Greyson Noah Giles
Greyson Noah Giles, infant son of Keith and Lyndie Giles, died Saturday, July 19, 2014.  Greyson was the grandson of Randy Giles of Franklin, Laura Wood of Franklin, Tom Cowan of Bryson City and th...
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Ruth Montiez Jennings
Ruth Montiez Jennings, 83, of Huckabee Road, Gray, Georgia, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014, at a local hospital. The family will greet friends one hour prior to an 11:00 a.m., funeral service We...
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June Ellen Perkins McCall
June Ellen Perkins McCall, 66, of Franklin, died Friday, July 18, 2014. Funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 22 in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, with Revs. Radford Penland a...
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Edna Juanitta Bolick Bowers
Edna Juanitta Bolick Bowers, 86, of Franklin, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Carl Allen Bolick and Eva Rogers Bolick. In addition to her ...
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Clay Scott Harden
Clay Scott Harden, 38, of Otto, died Friday, July 11, 2014. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 16, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home, with Rev. Jim Kinard officiating.
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Brenda Scott Monteith
Brenda Scott Monteith, 66, of Franklin, died Sunday, July 13, 2014. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 16, in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Carson Gibson of...
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George William “Buster” Shields
George William “Buster” Shields, 80, of Franklin, passed away July 7, 2014.  Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late William Donald Shields and Martha “Mattie” Cunningham Shields. Buster w...
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Darothy Sue Davis
Darothy Sue Davis, 76, of Franklin, passed away July 7, 2014.  Born in Glendale, FL, she was the daughter of the late Michael Wilkerson and Cleo Brown Wilkerson. In addition to her parents, she was...
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Clarence Leo Schroeder
Clarence Leo Schroeder, 81, of Franklin, died Friday, July 4, 2014. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
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Clara Agnes Slagle Hazard
Clara Agnes Slagle Hazard passed away on July 8, 2014. She was born April 4, 1924 in Macon County, North Carolina to Reverend Theron Slagle and Jane Hampton Slagle. In addition to her parents, she ...
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Robert Dale Brendle
Robert Dale Brendle, 74, of Franklin passed away Monday, July 7, 2014. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late John Blanchard and Gladys Evelyn Parker Brendle. He was retired from the Town...
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William K. (Bill) Gallman
William K. (Bill) Gallman, 87, of Morristown, TN went home to be with the Lord on July 3, 2014. Born in Lake Wales, FL on December 21, 1926, he was the son of the late Marion H. Gallman and Josie Y...
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Carl William Obreiter
Carl William Obreiter, 63, of Otto, passed away July 6, 2014. Born in Kalamazoo, MI, he was the son of Joyce Brown Obreiter and the late William Joseph Obreiter. In addition to his father, he was p...
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Kathryn Elaine “Kathy” Cabe
Kathryn Elaine “Kathy” Cabe, 58, of Franklin, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014.  Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Ira Norman Cabe and Arlice Gragg Cabe. She was a member of ...
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Margaret Louise Murphy Hysell
Margaret Louise Murphy Hysell, 93, of Franklin, North Carolina passed away Friday, July 4, 2014. She was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Patrick and Rose Murphy, February 15, 1921. In addition to her...
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Johnathan Ray Turpin
Johnathan Ray Turpin, 21, of Franklin, died July 2, 2014. Funeral service was held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 8, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home, with Rev. Raymond Whitfield and Rev. Randy Reed o...
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William “Bill” Russell Wright
William “Bill” Russell Wright, age 70, of Franklin, NC passed away July 1, 2014 at Emory University Hospital. He was born in Mercer County, NJ, the son of the late Russell and Katherine Hansen Wrig...
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Richard Hopkins
Richard Hopkins, 66, of Franklin, died Saturday, July 5, 2014. Funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 8, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home, with Rev. Howard Southard, Rev. Bobby Cloer ...
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James Darnell Shepherd
James Darnell Shepherd, 54, of Franklin, died Thursday, July 3, 2014. A memorial service was held at 7 p.m., Monday, July 7, at the Franklin House of Prayer, with Rev. Jim Byrd and Rev. Danny Princ...
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Mildred Stanfield Turpin
Mildred Stanfield Turpin, age 84, of Franklin, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late George and Esther Jane Gregory Stanfield. She was preceded ...
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Shirley Milford Doolin
Shirley Milford Doolin, 84, of Franklin, died Friday, July 4, 2014. A funeral service was held at 1 p.m., Monday, July 7, in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, with the Rev. Frank Rodriguez o...
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Michael J. Higdon
Michael J. Higdon, son of the late Ann Lyle Needham, born in Franklin, died in Daytona Beach, FL, will be buried Monday, July 7, 2014, in the Lyle Family Plot, Woodlawn Cemetery. The Rev. Dorothy P...
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Ella Durand
Ella Durand, 93, of Franklin, passed away Monday, June 30, 2014 in a local nursing home.  Born in Sombor, Yugoslavia, she was the daughter of the late Walter Wise and Adel Litwin Wise. In addition ...
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Betty Jean McClure
Betty Jean McClure, 83, of Franklin, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2014.  Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Sam Houston and Rachael Moss Houston. In addition to her parents, she...
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Noah “Lee” Rogers
Noah “Lee” Rogers, 88, of Franklin, passed away on June 30, 2014 surrounded by his family. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late John Henry Rogers and Addie Miller Rogers. In addition to...
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James Clinton Smith
James Clinton Smith, 90, of Franklin, NC passed away Monday, June 30, 2014. A native of Macon County, he was the son of the late Dalton E. and Myrtle Roper Smith. He was preceded in death by his wi...
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Eloise Tritt Johnson
Eloise Tritt Johnson, 66, of Franklin, died Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Funeral service was held at 7 p.m., Thursday, July 3 in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Hoyte Brown and Rev. Mark Bishop of...
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Doris Mae Luke Brock
Doris Mae Luke Brock, 81, of Franklin, died Wednesday, June 25, 2014. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 5, at Spring Hill Christian Church, Ochlocknee, GA, with Rev. Timothy...
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Patricia “Pat” Browning
Patricia “Pat” Browning, 54, of Franklin, NC passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. She was born in Macon County, as an identical twin on January 21, 1960. She is the daughter of Gene ...
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Millie Welborn Raby
Millie Welborn Raby, 91, of Franklin, passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2014.  Born in Rabun County, GA, she was the daughter of the late John D. Welborn and Dona King Welborn. In addition to her par...
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William “Scotty” Hiles
William “Scotty” Hiles, 88, of Franklin, formerly of Miami, FL, passed away on Tuesday, October 15, 2013. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 6, at Unitarian Universalist Fell...
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Dorothy Williams Garrison
Dorothy Williams Garrison, 93, of Palm Harbor, FL, passed away June 13, 2014. Born in Altoona, PA, to Irving and Vida R. Williams, she has joined them and her husband of 59 years, Glen Nolan Garris...
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Wymer Lee Guest
Wymer Lee Guest, 75, of Franklin, passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014.  Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Wiley Guest and Esther Guest Perry. In addition to his parents, he was precede...
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Edith Henry Lopes
Edith Henry Lopes, 77, of Franklin, passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014.  Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas L. Henry and Pearl Dills Henry. In addition to her parents, she...
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Helen Mildred LeHew King
Helen Mildred LeHew King, 108, of Highlands, died Thursday, June 26, 2014. A graveside service was held on Saturday, June 28 at Highlands Memorial Park, with Dr. Mark Ford officiating. Bryant-Grant...
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Jim Hammel
Jim Hammel, 80, of Franklin, NC, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 26, 2014. Raised in Pitman, NJ, Jim was the son of the late Ada and Norman Hammel. In addition to his parents, he was pre...
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David Richard Bradley
David Richard Bradley, 71, of Franklin, passed away on Monday, June 23, 2014.  Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Howard Bradley and Opal Breedlove Bradley. In addition to his parents...
Jun 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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David Bradley
David Bradley, 71, of Franklin, died Monday, June 23, 2014. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, June 26, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Baptist ...
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